Ayers, Roy Lee

Rank and Name, Radioman Third Class Roy Lee Ayers.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 5 (VT-5), United States Navy.

 

Roy is born approx. on 13 Dec. 1921 in Texas.

Father, Earl E. Ayers.

Mother, May (Blackburn) Ayers.

 

Roy enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3562902.

 

Roy‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PBD-1 were,

Lt.               F. X. Mayer             Pilot

Amm1.     J. C. Chitwood      Torpedo/Engineer

Rm3.         R. L. Ayers              Radio/Navigation

Roy was KIA when the plane ran out of fuel and they crashed in the Sea just before the USS Yorktown on 1 Feb. 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Roy is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas, USA.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Auman, Edward Reid

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant William Reid Auman.

Unit/Placed in, Air Corps (19th Troop Carrier Squadron), United States Air Force.

 

William is born approx. on 17 Oct. 1918 in Newport News City, Virginia.

Father, Charles B. Auman.

Mother, Sarah J. (Mcmillan) Auman.

Sister(s), Willie C. and Jane E. Auman.

Brother(s), Charles M. Infant and Infant Auman.

 

William enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 0-659859.

 

William‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a C-53 were,

1st Lt.          Dooley J. Kirkbride  Pilot

2nd Lt.          Harry L. Sylar Jr.    Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          William R. Auman    Navigator

2nd Lt.          Milton S. Holcombe   Passengers

2nd Lt.          Ernest M. Virgil       Passengers

Sgt.              Clarence V. Lusha     Passengers

Corp.            Charles E. Beeman   Passengers

William died when transporting supplies and crewmembers from the 12th Pursuit Squadron (stationed there) to Christmas Island, they run out of gas and crashed at sea on 16 June 1942, he is honored with a Silver Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

William is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Arwood, Charles Eugene

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Charles Eugene Arwood.

Unit/Placed in, (394the Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy) 73rd Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group.

Story

Normally he was a Pilot (with 3 Crewmembers) in the 18th Fighter Group, but for the secret mission (T5) together with (6 Originally Crewmembers from the 5th Bomber Group) a crew on a B-17.

 

Charles is born approx. on 10 September, 1914 in Jefferson County, Washington.

Father, Charles A. Arwood.

Mother, Mattie (Archer) Arwood.

Sister(s), Ruth R. Arwood.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Washington with service number # 0-433776.

 

Charles ‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a B-17 were,

Major           John S. McBeth

Captain     John W. Ford

1st Lt.       Clifford A. Vierth

1st Lt.       John B. Farrar Jr.

2nd Lt.      Bernhard W. Ella

2nd Lt.      Charles A. Arwood

TSgt.        George H. Esler

SSgt.        Frederick H. Lewis

SSgt.        Ernest J. Mohon Jr.

 

Charles died when the Plane crashed during the Secret (T5) Mission on 23 July, 1942, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Charles is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com